Wellness

Beyond Survival
How to support LGBTQ and gender non-conforming kids.
Schoolwide SEL to Prevent Bullying
Developing a school culture that prioritizes the social-emotional wellbeing of every student (and adult).
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Why does school-based bullying happen? We went to the source and asked students for insight.
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Opening a shared conversation about how educators can protect students from bullying, confront divisions, and foster inclusion.
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A system leader’s views on ending bullying and harassment.
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Redefining what we mean by bullying to better understand and prevent it.
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To build hope and chart a path to success, relationships are key.
Different components of children's faces brought together to create one face
Building trust by getting real, from the start.
Young girl sits with head in hands. Another girl in a backpack walks toward her
Three actions that will make a difference.
Multigenerational family with grandmother, infant, and mother
Writing a new parenting script, one where our children become our teachers.
From Research to Action
How child welfare systems can use the science of child development to promote positive development.
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The transformative power of small encouragements and welcoming interactions.
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Talking with kids about the election and what's next — and helping them find their voice.
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Anti-Muslim bullying is different from other types of harassment. Here’s how schools can work against it.
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College applicants can take control of a frenzied process by reflecting on their values and goals — for the next four years and beyond.
Second Lady Jill Biden recording an EdCast
Second Lady Jill Biden and fellow teachers lead the drive to support the educational and social-emotional needs of military children.
More Than Safe
Creating a school where LGBTQ students thrive.
Three children painting on easels set up outside
Time spent outside has wide-ranging benefits — and there are easy ways to integrate it into the school day.
A smiling teacher calling on students in math class
An effective social-emotional learning program has to be a whole-school initiative.
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Resources for parents and educators on talking to kids about trauma.
Picture of a lake in summertime, with a camp house and a wooden fence hung with colorful lifejackets
Free from school-year demands, summer camps are a key venue for social-emotional learning.
Finding Your Summer Balance
How to strike the right balance between unwinding and achieving.
The Costs of Poverty
One third of 3- and 4-year-olds in the developing world are not meeting basic milestones. What can be done?
Six city mayors shown on stage at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Launching a community-wide effort to break down the barriers to success for low-income students.
Developing a Digital Voice
Teenaged leaders on the opportunities and challenges posed by digital media.
Building Success at Home
How parents can build and model self-regulation skills to bolster children’s success.
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Your brain may be hard-wired to focus on the negative, but (with practice) you can reprogram it.
Understanding Neglect
Why is a caring relationship with an adult so important to a child’s healthy development?
Tough Choices
A social media campaign shines light on the ethical dilemmas teens face — and how to navigate them.
The Building Blocks of Success
How poverty compromises the core skills adults need as parents and on the job — and how to rebuild them.
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The Good Work Toolkit can help you reflect on what matters to you — and what you want to accomplish.
How to Raise a Voracious Reader
Promoting literacy with dinnertime storytelling, family conversation, and books about food.
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Mindfulness as a catalyst for professional growth for educators.
Settling In
What U.S. educators need to know about refugee children and how to teach them.
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To stop bullying, a new social media campaign asks us to start with kindness.
Tipping the Scales
An interactive game shows how community choices can build resilience in the face of hardship.
Animated characters from the Pixar film Inside Out
A Hollywood primer on emotions, feelings, and behavior — with teachable moments for educators and parents.
Making Caring Common
A toolkit helps educators spur conversation, fight stereotypes, and build leadership skills in teen girls.
When the Classroom Feels Hostile
How stigma, stereotype, and labels can affect kids with learning disabilities.
Finding Your Summer Balance
Strategies for managing the to-do list, recharging, and preparing for reentry.
The Lunch Tray Makeover
Tips from the pros on how to market nutritious food to kids in school — and at home.
The Path to Resilience
A new video series shows how resilience is built, one positive adult relationship at a time.
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After Baltimore, helping young people explore their feelings about violence, race, and their communities.
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Tips for parents and educators on talking to kids about the unthinkable and inevitable events in life.
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An intriguing study notes a correlation between a student’s level of happiness and GPA.
Resilient kids
How we can change our policies to help disadvantaged kids cope and thrive.
Resilient Kids
Why some children can thrive despite adversity.
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Seven simple tips to manage holiday stress at school, home, and everywhere else.
Infographic that shares statistics on what students said was most important to them in a recent poll
Five tangible tips on what teachers can do to foster a more respectful and caring classroom environment.
Jack Shonkoff
Professor Jack Shonkoff explains some of the science behind early childhood development and how education can help.
Josephine Kim
HGSE Lecturer Josephine Kim works to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect Korean-American student populations.
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Lecturer Jacqueline Zeller's research and clinical work highlights the role of teacher-child relationships.
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A decade of evaluation studies provide a basis to assess the educational potential of afterschool programs and to identify promising practices.
illustration of Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey
Barriers can become opportunities once awareness is raised on how individuals and groups work against their own goals.